Fire Destroys Property Worth Millions of Naira In Benin City

fireResidents of Aduwawa in Benin City, the Edo State capital on Wednesday experienced fire outbreak from a tanker laden with fuel.

The fire destroyed property worth millions of Naira.

Eyewitness account says the tanker fell in front of the Oando filling station and burst into flames, just when some people began to take the product.

As at the time Channels Television visited the scene, men from the Fire Service were still battling to put out the flames.

Court Sentences Michael Igbinedion To Three Years In Jail

Court JusticeA Federal High Court in Aduwawa Benin city has sentenced Michael Igbinedion to a three year jail term with an option of three million Naira fine.

Michael is the younger brother to the former Edo State Governor, Lucky Igbinedion.

Presiding Judge, Justice A. M Liman, also sentenced a former Personal Assistant to former Governor Igbinedion to two years in prison without an option of fine.

Mr Michael Igbinedion alongside Mr Eboigbodin were arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on an 81-count charge including money laundering, misappropriation of funds, conspiracy and abuse of office.

The EFCC had taken the convicted persons and their companies to court over an alleged 25 billion Naira fraud committed while Lucky Igbinedion held sway as Edo State Governor.

Counsels to the accused persons have said that they would study the judgment and advise their clients on the next line of action.

 

Court Convicts Michael Igbinedion For Money Laundering

michael igbinedion alledged for money launderingThe Federal High Court in Benin City, the Edo State capital, has convicted Michael Igbinedion, of three and seven count charges respectively.

The younger brother to the former Edo State Governor, Lucky Igbinedion, alongside Mr Eboigbodin were arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on 81 count charge for money laundering, misappropriation of funds, conspiracy and abuse of office.

After almost four hours of reading the judgment, the Presiding Judge, Justice Liman, called for a recess which later became the end of the day’s sitting.

The sentencing of the duo is expected to come up on Thursday, April 30, 2015.